Jeri Sullivan Graham


Phone: 505-412-1092

Physical Address

Room 3020
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

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Research Professor

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering


PhD Hydrology, NM Institute of Mining and Technology

MS Geochemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

BA Chemistry, University of Virginia

Certified Professional Geologist, Virginia


Jeri Sullivan Graham recently retired from the Chemistry Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her most recent assignment at the Laboratory was working with the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources department as a science advisor for brackish and produced water issues. She has 30 years of experience in multiple areas of environmental science and groundwater hydrology. Dr. Sullivan Graham’s research interests include the Energy-Water Nexus; water quality, availability, and treatment; oil and gas produced water; adsorption chemistry of zeolites; water use in energy systems including biofuel algae cultivation and processing; and systems modeling of water treatment processes and costs.  She has published more than 15 peer-reviewed papers, articles for public media, and two book chapters and recently was a regional lead author for the UNEP GEO6 North American environmental review report.


Research Interests

  • Water treatment and desalination
  • Water resources for energy systems
  • Zeolite science and adsorption chemistry
  • Produced water

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